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3 Fantastic New Hair Care Products to Try this Winter


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Winter hair can be the worst. It’s frizzy, dry, hard-to-manage, and if you moisturize TOO much, it can become super oily and just…strange! So, for this post, I’ve rounded-up three must-try hair care products that will keep your hair looking perfect all winter long.

Read on to check out the three winter hair care products I’m loving – I’m hoping you’ll fall in love with them, too!

Macadamia Natural Oil Flawless

Macadamia natural oil flawless
$33 at Ulta

Clearly this product is a splurge, however, it’s a 6-in-1 product that claims to cleanse, condition, reduce drying time, detangle, enhance volume and eliminate frizz in one quick step. The weird part? It’s an oil-based cleansing conditioner. That’s right, I said oil-based, but don’t be wary!

The formulation of Macadamia Flawless allows you to cleanse your hair and condition it at the same time, without stripping your hair’s natural oils. It doesn’t weigh hair down, and is perfect for the limbo that winter throws your hair into.

If you’re used to regular shampoo, this may take some getting used to : The product doesn’t lather; instead, the consistency is like a thicker mousse. While it’s definitely unusual, this hair product so amazing that the strange factor is wiped out.

I use it by putting a generous-sized amount in my hands and distributing it into my hair evenly. I keep the product in for three to four minutes, then rinse it out completely. Hands down, this product is worth the splurge, especially for winter hair.

L’Oreal Total Repair 5 Multi-Restorative Dry Oil

L'Oreal total repair 5 dry oil
$6.99 at Ulta

I highlight and straighten my hair regularly, use a curling iron on it on the weekends, and I even blow dry my hair pretty much every day. Yes, my hair is normally a little on the damaged side and, yes, as a result I have a hard time finding products that work.

L’Oreal’s new line of repairing hair care products is seriously wonderful. I normally tend to go for more “high-end” products for hair repair, but this budget-conscious line drew me in and I love it!

This “dry oil” is great for any type of hair, even fine/brittle hair like mine. It’s easy to use: you can either spray it into damp hair or, when your hair is dry, spray it on your hands and lightly rub it in.

This new line also has a great hair mask and shampoo/conditioner which I highly recommend. Definitely check out this entire line for the cold months, especially if you have heat-damaged hair.

Herbal Essences Hydralicious + De-damage Boost Swirls Shampoo

Herbal essences hydralicious + de damage boost swirls shampoo
$3 on Amazon; also available at your local drugstore

Not only is this bottle a unique shape and gorgeous purple hue, but the formula inside is absolutely amazing. It’s Herbal Essences’ classic Hydralicious shampoo with a swirl of “de-damage” boost. The scent is heavenly and the formula doesn’t make your hair feel like you just stripped all the life out of it. Your hair will feel super moisturized and fresh!

I recommend using both this shampoo and it’s conditioner together. I don’t use these two every day in fear that they will moisturize my hair TOO much, but I use them every other time I shampoo. However, if you had less fine and more coarse hair, you should be able to use this product every time you shampoo without a problem.

What do you think?

What’s your favorite haircare product for the winter? Have you tried any of the ones above? Leave a comment below and let us know!

Posted on on December 3, 2013 / Filed Under: Beauty & Hair / Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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10 Responses to “3 Fantastic New Hair Care Products to Try this Winter”

  1. 1
    December 3rd, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    would you recommend all these products during the warmer months too? the macadamia oil sounds great but i don’t want to spend 30 bucks on it if i can only use it during the winter.

  2. 2
    December 3rd, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    Do you think the Macadamia oil would be good for fine hair? I don’t use conditioner because it makes my hair greasy and I just feel disgusting, so I don’t know how this would feel!

  3. 3
    December 3rd, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    Macadamia Oil is the bomb! Target has one that’s cheaper, but I think the $30-dollar one that you’re referring to is larger.

  4. 4
    December 3rd, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    I find the Macadamia Natural Oil Flawless Cleansing Conditioner doesn’t come out of the bottle! I could never get enough out to really condition my hair. Although it does smell fantastic.

  5. 5
    December 3rd, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    I used to love herbal essence products because they’re so affordable. Then I found out they test on animals. They’re also very harsh on your hair (lots more sulfates and other chemicals than many other brands)

  6. 6
    December 3rd, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    The L’Oreal Total Repair Dry Oil is AMAZING. I have very dry/damaged hair that is fairly wavy and unmanageable. (I went reallllyy blonde for a while last year and that definitely didn’t help.) My hair looks similar to this sans product:

    After I started using this dry oil even my boyfriend told me my hair felt like someone else’s. My hair feels so soft and it’s so much easier to deal with now. I actually can’t believe that my hair reacts so well when I use just one product. I’ve since bought the whole line of L’Oreal damage repair products. I’m sold.

  7. 7
    December 3rd, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    The Loreal product sounds fantastic. Herbal Essence is not a good product for fine hair. I don’t know if it’s just me, but I used it for about a month and my hair has never felt more weighed down and just…ugh. Pantene Nature Fusion shampoo&conditioner is the best for dry damaged fine hair!(: great post!!

  8. 8
    December 6th, 2013 at 1:16 am

    herbal essenses shampoos never did anything for me, except make hair more tangled and dry, no matter what type i use :/

  9. 9
    December 11th, 2013 at 10:19 am

    Awesome picks! Frizz and dryness are indeed two of the biggest hair dilemmas during winter time so investing in products that will retain that moisture for as long as possible will keep your hair looking vibrant throughout winter!

  10. 10
    March 17th, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    Good info! I’m very curious about Macadamia Natural Oil Flawless… Despite it is not completely chemical free at least it does not contain parabens and the main ingredients are natural.

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